Two of Augeo Family Estate’s wines won medals at China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value 2019 in China.
With its gold medal, Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is the only awarded Bulgarian bio wine in this edition of the completion, and with its bronze medal Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 is the only wine from a typical Bulgarian variety with an award.
The competition is the biggest and most influential in China – the country, on its way to become the biggest importer of wine and alcoholic beverages in the world and currently the fastest developing market for wine in the world.
“I am very excited about the successes of our wines,” shared Gergana Manolova, marketing director and a partner in the producing firm Exquisite Wines. “We are receiving our first medal for a wine in our new bio series Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 and yet another award for Augeo Ruen 2017 and this makes me really proud,” she added.
In mid-January in Hong Kong 100 jury members gathered for a blind tasting to give their marks for thousands of wines produced all over the world. The key element in forming the final conclusion for the medals was the quality of the wines.
”The jury members are professionals in the industry, selected for their expertise in wine and their knowledge of the market. A medal from CWSA for a wine is proof for excellent quality,” said Yu Kong Chow, a representative of the wine challenge.
The gold medalist Augeo Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 is a bio wine with limited series of 1809 bottles. It has a garnet color with medium to deep intensity. In the aromas could be found dried fruits, spices, dried tomato and forest grass. The taste is concentrated with underlined harmony immediately after tasting and in the center. The velvety finish is complemented with a spicy notes that correspond with the aromas of dried plums and forest herbs. The wine is one of four bio wines in Augeo’s portfolio along with Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2015, Red Blend Reserve 2015 and Augeo Syrah and Merlot 2016.
Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017, bronze medalist of the challenge, has deep purple color with a fresh fruity aroma. The intensity is pronounced, as aromas of red and black forest fruits, floral notes, raisins and other dried fruits, as well as forest herb aromas could be discovered. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 7 months, which gives light oak nuances of the taste. The body is full with medium tannins and a long nice finish. Augeo Family Estate Ruen 2017 won a medal as Commended Winner of International Wine Challenge 2019 England in November 2018
The wines of Augeo Family Estate are medal winners in wine challenges on three continents. All white and red wines, as well as the rosés, could be tasted at the vineyards of the brand, which are in Vranya village, 12 km away from Melnik, on February 16th within the open days of the wineries in Melnik region, organized in relation to the wine holiday Trifon Zarezan.